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San Francisco, CA
May 13 — May 20
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San Francisco car rental information

Pick-up locationSan Francisco
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations82
Airport locations23
Popular agenciesDollar, Fox, Thrifty, Sixt

Cheap car rentals in San Francisco

$33/dayEconomy
$33/dayCompact
$34/dayIntermediate
$37/dayStandard
$37/dayFull-size
$67/dayMinivan
$58/dayFull-size SUV
$47/dayPremium
$32/daySupplier choice
$48/dayStandard SUV
$50/dayIntermediate SUV
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San Francisco car rental reviews and directory

From $34/dayRated #1
Fox
Cheapest deal
Best rated
5.8 Okay (1305 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Fox
Locations in San Francisco
780 N Mcdonnell Road+1 415 917 2713
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 5.5
  • 5.3
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 3 2021
Pros: NothingCons: Fox rented me a car that broke down 3x while ascending highway 80 in CA, only to charge me the full amount and not offering me a refund.
10.0 ExcellentMay 3 2021
Pros: Staff were all good.Cons: On airport pickup and return would have been better
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2021
Pros: Shuttle was great.Cons: We had to try 4 different rentals before getting one that wasn’t filthy dirty and didn’t smell like smoke and animal urine. The people at the front desk were not very helpful and didn’t seem to want to be there. Will definitely not be using fox rentals again.
6.0 GoodApr 25 2021
Pros: Shuttle great. Drop off fast and easy. Pickup counter agent needs training.Cons: Front counter needs customer service training.
2.0 MediocreApr 20 2021
Pros: Car was ok. Company not so goodCons: Careful your charged more than told. I paid ahead through Kayak 256.00 Nobody explained that they were going to charge me another 102.00. I said they could fill it with gas I was expecting 50.0 or a little more. It was a four cylinder little jeep. We waited over 30 minutes for pick up, Driver was not friendly, I paid for a two door jeep got a four door. This wasn't a good experience from the get go, but lesson learned
4.0 OkayApr 19 2021
Pros: This was not a very good experience.Cons: The whole experience picking up the car was a fiasco. The location is offsite of the airport with no real info on how to get to the shuttle. Then the line to get the car once you do get to the location is ridiculous. The condition of the car was really not good. There were many scratches and dings all over the car, the interior was not really clean. I turned in the inspection sheet and marked as many of the scratches as I could but still discovered things after I left the rental place. I really don't think I would rent from Fox again.
2.0 MediocreApr 19 2021
Pros: The rep at the off site location at SFO was rude, unhelpful, and in the end we left without a car. Got excellent service back at the main airport at Alamo even without a reservationCons: The reps can be trained in customer service and practice it
2.0 MediocreApr 12 2021
Pros: TesCons: We were charged an extra 220 dollars on our credit card after we returned and I have no idea why. They did not explain anything about the extra charges. I still have no idea.
6.0 GoodApr 10 2021
Cons: Pick up was horrible. Not only is it not at the airport, but once you got to the place there was an hour and 15 minute wait as they only had two people working and a line out the door. Then when you got serviced even though you already had a contract they tried to sell you everything they could to add to the car.
6.0 GoodApr 7 2021
Pros: Drop off as super easy!Cons: My wife and i are both 75, off site rentals are beyond us.
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From $48/dayRated #2
Alamo
8.8 Excellent (968 reviews)
4 locations in San Francisco
Alamo
Locations in San Francisco
340 O'farrell St+1 888 826 6893
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
350 Beach St+1 415 474 9600
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
687 Folsom St+1 415 882 9440
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
780 North Mcdonnell Rd+1 844 370 8302
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 29 2020
Pros: Great attention. Car was neat. Quick pick up and return
10.0 ExcellentSep 23 2020
Pros: The drop off was great, loved that you end up on the top floor where the people mover is located. Very personable and helpful agent checked me in.Cons: Going over information about traveling tolls- didnt' even realize there was a fact sheet in the rental agreement folder.
9.2 ExcellentSep 10 2020
Cons: Crumbs on right front seat.
5.2 OkayAug 18 2020
Pros: Premium carCons: You lied to me about the price. I was charged more at the rental company, so I called and was told not to worry. But I received my bill yesterday and the charge is the higher one.
8.8 ExcellentJul 21 2020
Pros: drop off super easy and efficientCons: check in process
6.4 GoodJul 4 2020
Cons: I was able to reserve online, but the location I reserved at was closed with no signs indicating where I should go. I asked a parking lot attendant nearby and he directed me Towards another car rental lot nearby for a different company. There were no signs outside that the new place was where I could get my car, but it was.
5.6 OkayJun 23 2020
Pros: I was offered an upgrade, which I accepted. Unfortunately, the upgrade changed my drop off location. My original reservation was cancelled. It cost me $140 extra for the very same vehicle.Cons: When I dropped off the vehicle, there was a long line. The employee took my keys and said he would mail a receipt. I still have not received one.
10.0 ExcellentJun 8 2020
Pros: Everything was easy and the car was in great shape.Cons: I have no complaints
10.0 ExcellentMay 24 2020
Pros: Things moved quickly and efficiently. No unnecessary delays picking up or dropping offCons: Nothing I can think of now
10.0 ExcellentApr 7 2020
Pros: easy drop off, reductionsCons: friendly way of people when pick up
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From $49/dayRated #3
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (856 reviews)
11 locations in San Francisco
Enterprise
Locations in San Francisco
1600 Mission St+1 415 522 5900
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
2 Embarcadero Center+1 415 362 2003
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
312 8th St+1 415 703 9000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
33 Cambon Dr+1 415 337 9000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
340 O'farrell St+1 415 837 1700
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
350 Beach St+1 415 474 9600
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
4250 Geary Blvd+1 415 750 2500
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
45 Charter Oak Ave+1 415 330 0270
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
550 Turk St+1 415 447 0520
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
687 Folsom St+1 415 546 6777
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
780 North Mcdonnell Rd+1 833 635 0431
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 5 2021
Cons: First car's media center wasnt working so they switched us to a comparable car.
10.0 ExcellentMar 16 2021
Pros: The staff were extremely helpful. I ended up changing my reservation to an earlier time with no cost, then was unable to make it in that early due to unexpected circumstances. They ended up adjusting it so I could bring it back later on my return date, which they didn’t have to do. Staff is very friendly and laid back. Will definitely come back to this location.Cons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentDec 6 2020
Pros: The staff was excellent, extra efficient and professional. The cars they have in their fleet are top notch. Ill be sticking with Enterprise in the future.Cons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentDec 1 2020
Cons: Excellent experience
6.0 GoodNov 17 2020
Pros: The staff really Did their best to make sure I was satisfied with my vehicle and their serviceCons: They did not have the car I reserved for me because they were busy. My pickup wait time was about an hour. The tire pressure light was in the whole drive to LA. Then on the drive down a notice for an oil Change came up. There also wasn’t any wiper fluid.
10.0 ExcellentOct 28 2020
Pros: Friendly staff, quick pick up and drop off, clean facilities, accommodated despite not having the exact car ordered. Very pleased with overall experience
10.0 ExcellentOct 4 2020
Pros: The set up was very accessible and Covid-friendly, and there was no line. When we needed to extend our rental agreement, the price was very affordable.
9.6 ExcellentSep 6 2020
Pros: Pickup was quick and easy and I was given a few car optionsCons: A little more attention to cleaning - there was dog fur between the seats
7.6 GoodAug 27 2020
Pros: Pick-up went perfect, everyone super friendly and helpful, got in and out quickly.Cons: Airport drop-off at ACV was unclear how to leave vehicle after hours. 11am and nobody was there to receive the vehicle after Eureka office told me I could leave it there. There was a key drop where I left it, noted date/time/mileage, but beyond that it wasn't clear if it was OK to leave it.
10.0 ExcellentAug 21 2020
Pros: Derek was fantastic and helped me get a more useful car than the one I had originally reservedCons: Nothing! Perfect service
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From $63/dayRated #4
Avis
8 Excellent (137 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
Avis
Locations in San Francisco
333 OFarrell Street+1 415 292 4045
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
5 Embarcadero Center+1 415 395 4758
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
500 Beach Street - Suite 120+1 415 441 4141
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
675 Post Street+1 415 929 2555
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
780 McDonnell Road+1 650 877 6780
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
821 Howard Street+1 415 227 4227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2021
Pros: Nothing.Cons: The location was closed when I got there. How was I able to make a reservation at 5pm when the place closes at 5pm? On top of that, I got there at 4:50 p.m and the location was closed. I attempted to go to the airport Avis location and swap my reservation there but the rate was 3x more expensive and the reservation non transferable. Ended up not getting a car and had to cancel all my plans for the weeeknd. On top of all of this, Avis is now charging me a no show fee.
2.0 MediocreMar 22 2021
Pros: NothingCons: Couldn't even pick up my car
8.0 ExcellentMar 18 2021
Pros: The staff at the pickup was very friendly and helpful.Cons: I was unable to find the return location, tried calling and no answer. Ended up being late by 20 min and getting charged for a whole extra day. The drop off process was pretty bad.
8.8 ExcellentNov 13 2020
Pros: Very cleanCons: Pickup, the store we went to was very confused about our rental and the car had some flapping underneath
4.8 OkayAug 25 2020
Cons: They didn't have a small-sized car that I originally requested, and first gave me a large Ford sedan that was very loud (the moment you turn it on, it makes a VROOM noise without accelerating), and when I requested a different car they said they only had a large SUV, so I ended up taking that which was very uncomfortable to drive.
5.2 OkayAug 15 2020
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: The car interior didn't seem clean
7.2 GoodJul 28 2020
Pros: Staff was greatCons: I tried to change my reservation via the phone, but was unable to reach anyone. I ended up just dropping the car off a full day early, but was charged the full amount.
7.6 GoodFeb 3 2020
Pros: Pick up staff were nice. Drop off staff were not very friendly and seemed understaffed. I had to wait to check out and get my receipt.
10.0 ExcellentDec 30 2019
Pros: Jay from the Bay was awesome.Cons: Nothing! I got a hybrid and it was sweet. Put more of these into your fleet!
2.0 MediocreAug 11 2019
Cons: The car was old, the cost was high, and the check-in was the WORST!! They had five people standing around and it took me an hour to get a car!
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From $53/dayRated #5
Budget
7.7 Good (338 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
Budget
Locations in San Francisco
333 O Farrell Street+1 628 895 0436
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
5 Embarcadero Center+1 415 433 3717
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
500 Beach Street, Suite 120+1 415 292 3683
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
675 Post Street+1 415 674 1917
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
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780 Mcdonnell Road+1 650 877 0998
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
821 Howard Street+1 415 957 9998
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 4 2021
Pros: Car drove smoothly. Drop off at Carlsbad airport was easy.Cons: I was assigned to a car that wasn't in the slot when I got there, and then in a traffic jam to get out of the parking garage. The other thing I thought was weird was for the first car I was assigned, I was told the car was on empty and would I like to pay to have it filled there... WTH? When has this EVER been a thing? I'm not paying overpriced airport car rental gas prices! Thankfully the real car I got had a full tank. There were also two men (other customers) in the rental area that were mingling maskless.
10.0 ExcellentApr 2 2021
Pros: ServiceCons: Everything was good
8.0 ExcellentMar 1 2021
Cons: Both pick up and drop off locations were confusing in terms of where to enter, where to park. Signage and a person directing traffic would improve the experience a lot
5.6 OkaySep 25 2020
Pros: the car was niceCons: the fact that they charged three times the quoted amount.
8.0 ExcellentJul 8 2020
Pros: The staff worked quickly to get me to my car and the drop off was super easyCons: N/a
2.0 MediocreJun 29 2020
Cons: Car is very bad,,
10.0 ExcellentMay 4 2020
Pros: Easy, friendly.Cons: Hours open, but I understand during this time.
3.6 MediocreApr 23 2020
Pros: Staff was politeCons: The car smelled like cigarettes, the inside was filthy and I had to clean the car, I’m a health care worker (nurse) and I didn’t appreciate how dirty the car was and Worst car rental, I will never rent from Budget!
5.2 OkayApr 13 2020
Pros: The car was nice and very clean, and I appreciated being able to get a car easily during the pandemic.Cons: I booked a drop-off location that was closed at the time that I had selected when I started the rental, and was told that extending the rental until the next day would cost me $150, which is about 8x what I had paid for the first day. I was told I would also have to pay $150 if I was late dropping the car off at an alternate location, which was much further away. I ended up making the drop-off time and avoided the charges, but was frustrated by being threatened with penalties for a situation that wasn’t my fault and I should have been alerted of when I booked the car, or when I picked it up.
9.6 ExcellentMar 19 2020
Pros: The staff at the SFO location were so nice!
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From $35/dayRated #6
Thrifty
Most popular
7.6 Good (722 reviews)
2 locations in San Francisco
Thrifty
Locations in San Francisco
364 O'farrell Street+1 415 788 8111
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
780 Mcdonnell Rd+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday06:30 - 22:00
Thursday06:30 - 22:00
Friday06:30 - 22:00
Saturday06:30 - 22:00
Sunday06:30 - 22:00
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 3 2021
Cons: The car wasn't clean, smelled, and the windscreen washer was broken with no washer fluid either. I had to do a cross country, and I struggled throughout my trip. I had to stop multiple times to clean my windscreen. The people working at Thrifty had an “It is what it is”/”take it or leave it” attitude. Never going to rent from Thrifty anymore.
10.0 ExcellentApr 30 2021
Pros: Friendly helpful staff. Easy pickup. Easy drop off at SNA airport. Gas tank was full when picking up so I didn't have to bother with fueling up.Cons: Someone to show me if there was any damage on the vehicle before I rented, and to document that with paperwork and/or pictures.
2.0 MediocreApr 11 2021
Cons: Impossible to get ahold of
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2021
Pros: The staff were horrible and rude and did not rent me the car I had booked. I had to use another rental companyCons: There were over 30 people waiting to get cars when I arrived. I used the club line because I have a club number. But I guess it wasn't tied to my reservation and the desk clerk was incredibly rude and told me he wasn't going to help me. I will never use this company again.
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2021
Cons: They hung up on me when i tried to call them before hand then i waited in a 40 minute line to be told i cant rent it
10.0 ExcellentApr 2 2021
Pros: Victor at the agency went above and beyond to help us!Cons: Nothing!
10.0 ExcellentApr 1 2021
Pros: The representative that gave me the car rental provided exceptional customer service. He was patient with all my questions and shared tips and tricks to make sure I had the best experience with the rental.
2.0 MediocreMar 23 2021
Cons: They let me stand in line for 20 minutes just to tell me they didn’t have any cars (yes I had a reservation). Could have used that time to get a car from another company.
8.0 ExcellentMar 20 2021
Pros: drop off was easy. The woman checking me in was very rude and did not give me any information. We could not find the car for about 30 minutes or so. The cars windshield was a total mess as I could hardly see through it.Cons: Have someone by the cars when you pick them up. We were lost and could not find the car. We had to ask another car rental place where it was.
2.0 MediocreMar 8 2021
Cons: The car actually being available
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From $36/dayRated #7
Dollar
7.5 Good (625 reviews)
3 locations in San Francisco
Dollar
Locations in San Francisco
2500 Mason Street+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday07:30 - 15:00
Thursday07:30 - 15:00
Friday07:30 - 15:00
Saturday07:30 - 15:00
Sunday07:30 - 15:00
364 O Farrell St+1 415 771 5302
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
780 Mcdonnell Rd+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday06:30 - 22:00
Thursday06:30 - 22:00
Friday06:30 - 22:00
Saturday06:30 - 22:00
Sunday06:30 - 22:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 9 2021
Pros: Scheduled a 10:00pm pick up. Arrived before 10. The Dollar counter at SFO was closed, and Dollar left us literally stranded at the airport. Luckily the Avis desk was open, but of course they only had SUV’s available.. so my $130 rental turned into a $200 rental and about an about of lost time at the airport. The receptionist at the Avis desk admitted that they (Avis) and most other employees at the rental car desks will commonly leave early well before the stated hours of operation, stranding people at the airport. I politely told her what I thought of her and took my overpriced “SUV” which turned out to be a Ford Escape.. hardly an SUV.Cons: Everything.
2.0 MediocreApr 4 2021
Pros: I was confirm a luxury spot car on reservation. Agent just gave me a premium car instead. When I confront him with my booking email and he said it is their computer error , they never had this category. He said they only have it as prestige group. He could only offer premium to me. When he offer the insurance o me, I said I already purchased the insurance along with my booking. He is not pleasant and said it is the online thing again.Cons: Agent should deliver what it was confirm on booking. They should not down grade customer request.
10.0 ExcellentApr 2 2021
Pros: Dollars car rental is goodCons: CarRentals.com with extremely poor and customer unfriendly service.
10.0 ExcellentDec 28 2020
Pros: Great attendant at check out. Offered a great upgrade option for my mystery pick up.Cons: I was not aware that there would be a $200 deposit upon pick up.
2.0 MediocreDec 2 2020
Cons: They charged me more than you promised
4.4 OkayOct 11 2020
Pros: The vehicle itself was nice.Cons: When making the reservation online I was told the amount I would pay on picking up the vehicle was around $650. But when I went to retrieve my vehicle 3000 miles away from my house and needing to get to an important meeting, I was told my total would be $1600.
6.4 GoodOct 4 2020
Cons: I feel like the Kayak enticed me by having a nice car, specifically the BMW X3, for a good deal even though it was still a bit more than the lowest-priced SUVs that were available, but when I went to pick it up at Dollar, they said Kayak had messed up and gave me a Nissan Rough instead. I said I had chosen the BMW X3 but the guy from Dollar told me what I paid for wasn't in the BMW price range even though my confirmation email said intermediate SUV.
6.4 GoodOct 2 2020
Cons: The vehicle wreaked like cigarette smoke. It was horrible. I think I’ll go with someone other than Dollar next time.
5.2 OkaySep 24 2020
Cons: Tried to charge more than quoted. I had to speak to a manager for them to honor quoted price. The vehicle advertised, a BMW X3 was not available. Ended up getting a VW Jetta.
6.4 GoodSep 8 2020
Pros: Friendly staffCons: I pre-arranged to use a toll..now I'm being invoiced for a "violation," over $25. Please resolve
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From $48/dayRated #8
Sixt
7.4 Good (109 reviews)
5 locations in San Francisco
Sixt
Locations in San Francisco
1365 Columbus Ave+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
475 S Van Ness Ave+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunday08:00 - 17:00
550 O'Farrell St+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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7 S Linden Ave+1 415 658 9800
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
780 N McDonnell Rd+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 27 2021
Pros: NothingCons: I was able to book my rental with my credit card however when I went to pick up my rental the guy at the counter told me that you didn’t except my credit card and he would not even refund my money I had to actually call In and have you guys refund it through the Internet never would recommend nor use your company again
10.0 ExcellentApr 5 2021
Pros: Easy to work with. Good price.
2.0 MediocreMar 27 2021
Pros: Staff was not helpful. Did not try and work with customer. Manager would rather give up reservation and turn away a future client.Cons: Rather then give up and turn away customer it would be more helpful to come up with a solution.
10.0 ExcellentMar 25 2021
Pros: After hours just parking car and dropping off the keysCons: Knowing where gas stations are to fill up and better signs from the airport to lead you to the car rental, they were harder to locate the closer to the airport
8.0 ExcellentMar 18 2021
Cons: Everything was good thxs.
10.0 ExcellentMar 1 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and car was new and cleanCons: Location closes at 1pm on weekends
10.0 ExcellentFeb 20 2021
Pros: Proactive and friendly staff. Called a couple days ahead to see if there were any special requests. Very unique for the car rental industry. Easy pick up and drop off. Very clean. Brand new vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentDec 1 2020
Cons: The price I booked did not include the tax. Should be transparent across the board.
2.0 MediocreNov 21 2020
Cons: I got a call 2 days before the rental to remind me. The reservationist said I was to pick the car up on Mission St in SF and I was sure it was at SFO. She said the Mission shop would be closed before I got there. I asked how much to switch to SFO and she gave me a rate of $2800, triple the original quote. Told her to cancel and ended up making other arrangements. After cancelling I looked at my reservation and it WAS a SFO pick up. Had I not gotten that call I would have completed my original reservation. Somebody at Sixt screwed up and cost me a lot of grief and money.
9.2 ExcellentNov 13 2020
Pros: Easy to pick up and friendly and helpful staffCons: Wish the car had more features for the price
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From $38/dayRated #9
Hertz
7.2 Good (332 reviews)
10 locations in San Francisco
Hertz
Locations in San Francisco
1398 Bryant St+1 415 934 0529
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
325 Mason Street+1 415 771 2200
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
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335 Powell St+1 415 362 2780
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
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3911 Alemany Blvd Suite 1003+1 650 994 1192
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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3928 Geary Blvd.+1 415 387 0136
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
500 Beach St #121+1 415 674 8330
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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780 Mcdonnell Road+1 650 624 6600
Monday05:30 - 23:59
Tuesday05:30 - 23:59
Wednesday05:30 - 23:59
Thursday05:30 - 23:59
Friday05:30 - 23:59
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Sunday05:30 - 23:59
780 Mission Street+1 415 957 9425
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
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840 Ellis Street+1 415 923 1119
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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950 Mason St+1 415 398 3944
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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Friday07:00 - 17:00
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  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2021
Pros: Nothing. They didn't rent the car to me even though I had money to cover it. I flew to Oakland for the sole purpose of driving the vehicle - and my belongings - back to Ohio where I was set to drop off the vehicle. For some reason, they wanted proof I was flying back to Oakland to use my debit card. I even offered them cash and the deposit amount for a debit card and they wouldn't take it. Fuck Hertz.
2.0 MediocreApr 20 2021
Cons: the employee ill never rent from hertz again
4.0 OkayMar 30 2021
Pros: Staff was nice.Cons: Didn't have the car I reserved. They substituted it for another of lesser quality...Chrysler 300. Front shocks were broken.
10.0 ExcellentMar 6 2021
Cons: I was double charged by the online company that I found through your website. They then told me they would not give me credit for the extra charge. I had to ask my credit card company to cancel payment.
2.0 MediocreFeb 22 2021
Pros: Staff was OK, but they had no cars “for 1-3 hours.”Cons: No cars available in spite of having a reservation.
6.0 GoodFeb 16 2021
Pros: Staff was awful. Car wasn’t ready for an hour. And when I returned it. The staff was saying that I shouldn’t expect any gold benefits because it’s going bankrupt anyway.Cons: Professionalism.
8.4 ExcellentNov 17 2020
Cons: The pick up took longer due to a women in front of me having issues wither her car and my car also was not ready by my pick up time. The tire pressure signal came on almost immediately after picking up the rental.
10.0 ExcellentOct 1 2020
Pros: Nice interior Car features such as blind spot. Lady at hertz was very customer friendlyCons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentSep 28 2020
Pros: Clean, easy, friendly!
5.2 OkaySep 28 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and pick up was smoothCons: Car REEKED of smoke, but was “certified clean”. We unfortunately didn’t have time to change out the car as were already running late but very disappointed as we were in the car for 4+ hours round trip for a road trip and it was an AWFUL smell. Very disappointed and would like to have some money back/a discount
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From $66/dayRated #10
National
8.2 Excellent (48 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
National
Locations in San Francisco
2 Embarcadero Center+1 415 362 2003
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
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340 O'farrell St+1 888 826 6890
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
350 Beach St+1 415 474 9600
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
687 Folsom St+1 415 882 9440
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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750 Bush St+1 888 826 6890
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
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780 North Mcdonnell Rd+1 844 370 8301
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 19 2018
Best experience.Pros: Loved every minute of it. Will be back again.
2.0 MediocreSep 17 2018
No credit card? No rentalCons: I’m local to the area, and without a round trip airline ticket, they would not let me rent a vehicle with my debit card.
9.6 ExcellentSep 14 2018
Pros: The car at pickup had almost empty gas but on request, the agent filled it up.Cons: National should provide pick up service within a few miles.
4.8 OkayAug 4 2017
Car was dirty, dented, and overdue for an oil change.Cons: Was hard to see in the dark garage, but once you got into the sunlight you could see a few dents, and also how dirty the car was. Then, a few miles in the car started saying it was overdue for an oil change, that makes me wonder how well they check these cars over when it's already OVERdue! Not too thrilled about it.
6.8 GoodJul 17 2017
Would have been perfect if not for the child seatsPros: Everything but the child seatsCons: Car seats were really bad value for $13/day per piece (we needed 2). They were the cheapest possible seats, it would have been cheaper to just buy them. There was no good solution for a 42lb kid - too young for a booster seat, too big for the car seat. We had to shoehorn her into the available seat. Pickup of the car was good, but the person in charge of car seats was rude and seemed annoyed by my request to see available seats.
2.0 MediocreMay 9 2017
Watch your locationCons: It's my own fault for not investigating closer, but I was under the impression that my San Francisco rental would be picked up at the airport. When I arrived at said airport with my husband, two kids, 4 suitcases, 4 backpacks, and 2 car seats, I was informed by a rude National employee that my rental was to be picked up at the train station, which was at least 30 minutes away, and she could do nothing to help me. I ended up renting a car from Alamo by calling and reserving a car on the spot. I am unlikely to use Kayak again.
9.6 ExcellentOct 8 2016
Cons: We found a chocolate chip cookie on the floor in the front seat and a candy bar wrapper left in the console.
8.0 ExcellentAug 29 2016
Pros: good serviceCons: had to pay more than was quoted
10.0 ExcellentAug 20 2016
Pros: quick and easy getting a vehicle ( important when its 3am and you've got 3 kids under 5 with you.)
10.0 ExcellentJul 8 2016
Easy, Freindly Drop Off!Pros: The National staff at SJC was very friendly and made the checkout process a breeze. She even asked how my trip down from OR was and if I enjoyed the scenery there!
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Rated #11
Europcar
7.3 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Europcar
Locations in San Francisco
Please Go To Fox Counter+1 415 917 2713
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJan 22 2018
Badly located but friendly staffPros: Friendly staff (shuttle bus driver waited for us)Cons: Dropoff in San Francisco far away from airport and rental center (used by other brands)
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From $36/dayRated #12
Economy Rent a Car
5.2 Okay (15 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in San Francisco
450 Sutter Street+1 877 247 3362
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
  • 6
  • 5.7
  • 4.6
  • 4.2
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
5.2 OkayJan 21 2020
Pros: Pickup was poor, dropoff was great, easy and quick.
5.6 OkayNov 22 2019
Pros: Convenient downtown location to those of us who do not want to go to the airport.Cons: The trunk latch broke when I got my luggage out upon arriving at my destination. I had to take a shoelace out of my sneaker to tie the trunk shut!!
2.0 MediocreOct 20 2019
Pros: I arrived 3 hours after my reservation began and after waiting approximately 45 minutes in line I was told that they were sold of cars despite already charging. Caveat emptor!Cons: They could have had a car for my reservation? They literally stole my money.
3.2 MediocreOct 14 2019
Pros: drop off was decentCons: waited forever (1 hr to pick up) , the car was cleaned but some objects were left behind from previous renters, charges and rates were not super easy to decide on. I had to do a lot of the work I expected the staff to do (walk around the car and mark chips & digs). very slow!
10.0 ExcellentOct 6 2019
Pros: Very close to Union Square in San Francisco making it easy and convenientCons: Wait time can be lengthy if they are busy.
4.8 OkaySep 9 2019
Pros: Prices are goodCons: Stopped the self drop-off at time of your choice. That was the reason why I went there in the first place...
7.6 GoodJun 16 2019
Pros: Drop off was easy but pick up took an hour.Cons: I didn’t receive the SUV. While I still received a car, it was annoying to get a call saying they couldn’t accommodate me with what I purchased in advance. Additionally, it took an hour to pick up the car.
2.0 MediocreApr 18 2019
Cons: Too slow,only one man show. and my car was given up cost was more than 1.5hrs late. But no one told me!
4.0 OkayApr 10 2019
Pros: Price. I’ve had WAY better service for the same rental rates at other locations. Will not be coming back.Cons: New, secure paying process.
3.2 MediocreMar 31 2019
Cons: Poor transparency in contract & inspection. Car was not fully clean or properly maintained. One hubcap was attached with zip ties. Car handling became irregular on freeway & I had to call company for roadside assistance. No help was available for over 3 hours. Had to rent another car to get home.
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Sunnycars
6 locations in San Francisco
Sunnycars
Locations in San Francisco
2 Embarcadero Center
340 O'Farrell Street
350 Beach Street
687 Folsom Street
750 Bush Street
780 Mcdonnell Road
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Eagle Rent A Car
3 locations in San Francisco
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in San Francisco
1060 Bryant Street
San Francisco Main Depot
San Francisco airport
Recent reviews
ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in San Francisco
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco airport+1 650 777 9993
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in San Francisco
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in San Francisco
323 South Canal St+1 650 343 3052
Recent reviews
From $60/day
Airport Van
1 location in San Francisco
Airport Van
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco Downtown
Recent reviews
Avr
1 location in San Francisco
Avr
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco Airport
Recent reviews
Bandago
1 location in San Francisco
Bandago
Locations in San Francisco
2200 Cesar Chavez+1 415 401 7659
Recent reviews
From $53/day
Black & White Rent A Car
1 location in San Francisco
Black & White Rent A Car
Locations in San Francisco
222 Mason St.+1 415 525 4214
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in San Francisco
Easirent
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in San Francisco
GREEN MOTION
Locations in San Francisco
450 Sutter Street
Recent reviews
Its Rent a Car
1 location in San Francisco
Its Rent a Car
Locations in San Francisco
1001 Bayhill Drive, Suite 299, San Bruno, CA+1 415 370 8478
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in San Francisco
keddy by Europcar
Locations in San Francisco
Take Air Tram For Advantage Shuttle- 1288 Old Bayshore Hwy
Recent reviews
Los Angeles Van Rentals
1 location in San Francisco
Los Angeles Van Rentals
Locations in San Francisco
780 Mcdonnell Road310-645-2019
Recent reviews
From $38/day
Priceless
1 location in San Francisco
Priceless
Locations in San Francisco
349 Mason St.+1 415 928 4414
Recent reviews
From $40/day
Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in San Francisco
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in San Francisco
2955 Third St.+1 415 282 6293
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Rhodium
1 location in San Francisco
Rhodium
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco Airport. On-airport. San Francisco International Airport. 780 N Mcdonnell Road+1 415 917 2713
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
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From $88/day
Silvercar
1 location in San Francisco
Silvercar
Locations in San Francisco
230 Grant Ave+1 855 359 2227
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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TravelCar
1 location in San Francisco
TravelCar
Locations in San Francisco
101 San Francisco International Airport Tram
Recent reviews
Yesaway
1 location in San Francisco
Yesaway
Locations in San Francisco
1288 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA+1 650 466 6123
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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5459 travelers who rented a car in San Francisco gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near San Francisco

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$53/day

Good deal

$40/day

When to book a rental car in San Francisco

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in San Francisco

  • While driving around the city of San Francisco can prove tricky because of its steep hills and crowded streets, renting a car is a great option for travelers looking to explore other destinations outside the city. Driving is the best way to get to nearby places that are a must in every itinerary, such as the Bay Area, Muir Woods, and Sausalito. For an unforgettable wine tasting experience, drive to Napa Valley, which is only about 50 miles away from San Francisco.
  • All the big car rental agencies can be found at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Car Rental Center, which is accessible from all the airport terminals by taking the AirTrain Blue Line service. AirTrain stations are located in all the terminals at the airport. There is also a free shuttle service from the SFO Rental Car Center to other off-site rental car agencies.
  • San Francisco is known for its steep hills, and the city center is filled with packed roads, one-way streets, and expensive parking, so you might want to avoid driving in that area. When parking on one of the city's hills, make sure to turn the wheels towards the curb when the car is facing downhill, and turn them away from the curb when the car is facing uphill -- and don't forget to use your parking brake.
  • San Francisco is one of the worst cities in the United States when it comes to traffic congestion. Rush hours can easily add one or more hours to your travel time, so take that into consideration and avoid driving into or out of the city between 7:30 and 9 a.m., and 3:30 and 7 p.m. Because of its geographical features, SF can get quite foggy and windy, so make sure you take extra precautions while driving if the weather conditions aren't great.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Francisco for $40 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Francisco at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in San Francisco are around 15% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in San Francisco are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Francisco

  • Some car rental companies in San Francisco which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Sixt and Hertz

  • On average a rental car in San Francisco costs $53 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar ($37/day), Thrifty ($37/day) and Sixt ($47/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Fox 780 N Mcdonnell Road 94128 (11 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in San Francisco are Alamo (8.8, 1245 reviews), Enterprise (8.6, 1238 reviews), and National (8.4, 94 reviews).

  • The average gas price in San Francisco is $4.31 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $52 and $69, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San Francisco.

  • Car rental companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Thrifty, Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Advantage, and E-Z Rent-A-Car.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Standard car rental in San Francisco costs $54 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in San Francisco costs $49 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in San Francisco costs $44 per day, on average.

  • In San Francisco, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 780 Mcdonnell Rd (12 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in San Francisco costs $373 per week ($53 per day).

  • On average a rental car in San Francisco costs $1,597 per month ($53 per day).

  • A small automatic car, such as a Smart, is the best option because of the city's steep hills, narrow streets, and small parking spots.

  • The speed limit in the city is 25 miles per hour, but on urban highways it is set at 55 mph, and on rural highways it is between 65 and 70 mph. The speed limit on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is 45 mph

  • The average gas prices in San Francisco are a little bit pricey, with the average at about $3.67 per gallon.

  • Street parking in San Francisco is scarce, and it is typically metered, has a time limit, or both. Depending on demand, meter pricing can range anywhere from between 50 cents an hour to a maximum of about $7 an hour. Parking garages in and around Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf cost about $20 to $40 per day. Parking outside the city is recommended, as it is easy to commute by using the BART or Caltrain railway systems.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).